What are Project Controls

Boston Scientific Case Study: Powering Standardization & Governance

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific is a global medical device company that transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for 40 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high-performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. They have 36,000 employees, Operations in 40 countries, producing 13,000 products

“Our company is very aggressive with goals and cost reduction, the only way to reach those goals or objectives is through projects, we didn’t have a standard way to manage or deal with projects or to execute them, so definitely Cora PPM has been able to standardize that for us, we have a lot of products to deal with, quality systems, new technologies, new efficiencies, all of these are driven by projects and Cora has helped us to achieve this. We have specific timelines, deliverables, stakeholder communications, risks, and mitigations, all of these tasks need to be delivered and managed, Cora has helped us and supported us to be successful. Cora helps us to standardize and speak in the same language, for example during management reviews, we use Cora to present results or understand the risk we are facing, we have different departments in the company, if all departments are using the same tool, it’s easier to have the same communication and that’s how Cora has helped us to standardize our daily work.”

Alejandro Gutierrez

Senior Engineer, Boston Scientific

The Challenge

Boston Scientific’s Engineering Group had several challenges when it came to Portfolio & Program Management – Aligning to strategy, considering priorities & factors, managing resources, visualizing data, and measuring ROI.

Capabilities Cora Brings:

  • Cora PPM provided a solution that is molded to Boston Scientifics specific PMBOK methodology and provided a system that standardized project management across the board.


  • Boston Scientific now has a solution that enforces a standardized project lifecycle that aligns with the business processes supporting various diverse projects.
  • This new, standardized way of working and reporting on projects has led to increased project success, better communication, and the ability to quickly and effectively report across the organization

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